We couldn’t resist this uplifting pink cotton canvas fabric. In the world of ‘utility’ cottons, it’s a medium-weight fabric, perfect for trousers and casual jackets. The shade of pink here is a vibrant one but not ‘neon’; it’s a fairly cool pink but only just. Richer and deeper than a carnation pink but definitely not a cerise or anywhere near.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our cyclamen pink cotton canvas fabric is a plain-woven fabric – there’s no drill-like complexity in the weave nor the diagonal lines of a twill. It has excellent opacity for its weight and is a 100% cotton fabric. There’s no stretch content here and no ease up or down the fabric – just a tiny bit of give across the bias. It’s a very stable fabric indeed and will be easy to work with.
What does this fabric feel like?
Although sturdy, our pink cotton canvas fabric is very pliable and isn’t in any way bulky. The handle is a very crisp one with the texture of the weave evident but it will be perfectly smooth and comfortable next to the skin as trousers or a jacket over bare arms.
How does this fabric move?
The crisp structure of this fabric means that it holds a shape well. When it does fall, it does so into angled folds as you can see from this video.
NOTE: Our videos are intended to show the movement of a fabric. For accurate colour and pattern detail, please refer to our still images.
Will I need to line this fabric?
A pair of trousers or casual jacket in this fabric won’t need lining. However a dress, skirt or more formal jacket could be lined in order to add shape and structure; also to enable ease of movement when being worn or when you’re taking it on and off.
What can I make with this fabric?
This pink cotton canvas would be perfect for casual skirts, jean-style and chore or utility jackets as well as jean-style and fitted trousers and shorts. We love the idea of turning it into an uplifting jean jacket; you might want to look at the ‘Atenas’ Jacket from Itch to Stitch – a classic style that you could transform with this vibrant canvas.
As a plant-based fibre, cotton is a natural product that can be grown easily. Cotton garments tend to be strong and durable and can be recycled. However current production levels of cotton will be increasingly difficult to sustain, especially when chemicals and large amounts of water are used to process cotton fabrics.
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Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º. See our Fabric care pages for more information.